Mountain Biking In Crete - Some Colorful Routes , part 1

Sportsvilla - Crete, Greece Villa, Mountain Bike



Independent Travellers who choose our Unique Crete Villa, SportsVilla, are Adventurous and Lovers of Nature! Let us tell you a few words about Mountain Biking in our island!

Visitors who have tried mountain biking in Crete enjoyed the unique experience to be connected with the rich nature of the island. The varied terrain, the mountainous landscape, the countless canyons and caves, the countless kilometers of coastline, the rare ecosystems and various micro climates existing on the island, create the ideal conditions for nature activities in Crete. We collected and present you the best routes offered for mountain biking in Crete. Ride your bike along with your friends or family and explore the amazing island of Crete!

 Discover The Scenic Region Of Apokoronas, in West Crete



It is a wise choise to travel in Apokoronas, where you will have the chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful routes for biking in Crete. This tour is a scenic route between the sunny coast and the wonderful slopes of West Crete.

Starting from Almyrida or Kalyves, you can ride your bike in the beautiful area of Apokoronas. You pass from numerous villages connected with narrow and scenic streets. The scenery offered to you during your cycling will make you feel unique emotions. You can make short stops to enjoy the pristine nature of the villages of Apokoronas. Xirosterni, Kefalas, Drapano, Kokkino Chorio and Plaka are only a few of the beautiful villages that you will discover.

The square of Plaka is ideal to have a coffee or refreshment under the shade of trees and the taverns of Almyrida for a delicious traditional Cretan meal.

 Ride Your Bike To The Village Of El Greco


This biking route starts from the idyllic village of Fodele in Heraklion, which is a green oasis, full of flowers, colors and aromas. Passing the beautiful valley full of lemon and orange trees, you will be excited by the variety of the landscape! You keep riding and reach the village of Marathos. You can have a stop to rest, drink coffee and get a small taste of the wonderful pastries made in the village.

 After a while, you continue your route, following the rural road to Fodele. You feel the unique magic of undiscovered Crete as soon as you find the Monastery of St. Panteleimon, which is located in a beautiful wild forest. During this route passing through plane trees you will be accompanied by the river of Marathos which flows in Fodele.

Your tour may end in Fodele, just outside the home of the famous Cretan painter El Greco, operating as a museum presenting copies of his works. It is also worth a visit to the Byzantine church of Panagia, located near the house and considered to have inspired the great painter. Before you take the way back, do not miss a lunch in a traditional tavern of the village.

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